David Lavender (1910-2003).
Title Nothing Seemed Impossible: William C. Ralston and Early San Francisco.
Book Condition Used: Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Palo Alto, CA: American West Publishing Company, 1975
Seller ID GY815-193
Series: Western Biography Series, No. 5. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (416) pp. Frontispiece portrait of Ralston, black-and-white illustrations throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue cloth, dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, light shelf wear, dust jacket with minor chipping and shelf wear. INSCRIBED by author on front free end paper. Very Good. William C. Ralston was an American businessman and financier. He got rich from Nevada's Comstock Lode and, among his many businesses and entrepreneurial ventures, founded the Bank of California. David Lavender tells the joint history of Ralston and the early days of San Francisco, where Ralston made his home.
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